About Us

My name is Jill Aburrow and I have worked in HR for two decades or more. During that time I have come across some very dedicated people who are fulfilled and focussed at work. On the other hand, I have seen far more very unhappy people whose attitude can be infectious and start to impact on those around them, like rotten fruit in an enclosed container.
The idea has been germinating in my mind for some years that, in my HR capacity, I could – and should – make more of a difference for these people. And so JMA HR was born, with the idea of putting the people at the centre of business and putting the “human” back into “Human Resources”. My mission is to advise and support businesses with managing their employees in a respectful, pleasant and professional manner, so that no matter what challenges the business is facing and the impact of that on the people who work there, those people are able to enjoy work and to feel they have been treated fairly and professionally.


I contacted Jill for advice on contractual matters. Jill is quick to respond and pro-active in gathering all the information she needs to provide an informed response. Thank you Jill for your advice and help, it’s very much appreciated. Archway Heritage

“I continue to find Jill has an ability to command a very sound analysis of the issues and a very effective way of summarising pragmatic and sensible ways forward.” Deputy Director

 “Jill is an experienced HR professional who I would be happy to recommend. Her prime strengths are in supporting problem-solving and an excellent understanding of HR practice and legislation. She has a very customer oriented approach….” Head of HR

“Many thanks for ……. providing the very efficient and detailed response to the individual.”  Trades Union Representative

“I don’t envy you your job of dealing with these issues but would like to thank you for your help.  You have made it a little easier as I feel you are approachable and sensitive.” Employee Facing Redundancy

Jill Aburrow, FCIPD, PGCEL

I am an experienced HR professional with a calm and pragmatic approach to providing strategic business solutions for a wide variety of clients in Unionised and non-Unionised environments in both Private and Public Sectors.

I have 20+ years of experience in the HR industry and I have worked worked as a permanent employee and as a consultant and on a contractor basis.  I have managed small and large teams (2 people to 40 people)

I am a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Employment Law (PGCEL) from the University of Surrey.